Drug War: NDLEA Arrests Pregnant Woman With 1,442 Kg. Of Skunk In Lagos, Others For Similar Offense

Eze Joy Chioma, a 27 year old pregnant woman, has been arrested in the Ojo area of Lagos State with 1,442 kilograms of imported skunk by Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)


According to NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, Chioma Eze was arrested on Friday after NDLEA operatives raided the Ojo area and found drugs in her shop and home. Michael Oroke was also nabbed with 29kg of the illicit drug in the same location.


Similarly, four men, including a 62-year-old Basset Emmanuel, were arrested at the Abule Egba area of Lagos State, with 182,000 tablets of 225mg Tramadol.

In another clampdown, one Shadrach Udechukwu was arrested during a stop and search routine along Aba/Port Harcourt expressway, with different quantities of Heroin, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Cannabis Sativa, Tramadol, Exol-5, Swinol, and Diazepam.


Luck also ran out of Timi Sunday who was arrested in Kogi state, with 95.945kg of cannabis at Egba town, alongside Musa Sani with 10.5kg of cannabis along Okene-Lokoja highway.  Yaro Bala was likewise arrested with 65kg of cannabis on the same road.


In Adamawa, a search operation in a house at Ajiya street, Jimeta, led to the arrest of a female suspect, Maryam Yunusa with 16 pinches of Cocaine; while in Edo state, Francis Eferi was arrested in Okpuje, Owan west LGA, with 481kg of cannabis and another Emmanuel Amu, with 81kg cannabis at Sobe area of the state.

In Ekiti, 1,420kg cannabis was recovered from Ara, in Ikole LGA, while in Akure, Ondo state, operatives arrested Mrs. Grace Henry in her residence, at Itamo Igoba, with 573kg cannabis; and in Owo LGA, 450kg of cannabis was seized along Ipele-Idoani road, and another 420.5kg of cannabis at Ogkogu camp, at Ipele, still in Owo LGA of the state.


Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (retd.) commended his officers for their resilience while charging them not to relent their efforts in the fight against drug trafficking.

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